Sermon About Pentecost: The Promise of Holy Spirit Acts 2

 Sermon About Pentecost: The Promise of Holy Spirit 


We gather to commemorate the momentous occasion of Pentecost, a pivotal event in the history of the Christian faith. Pentecost marks the fulfillment of Jesus' promise to send the Holy Spirit to empower and equip His disciples for the work of ministry. As we reflect on the significance of Pentecost, let us journey through the Scriptures to uncover the profound truths and implications of this divine outpouring.


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I. The Promise of the Holy Spirit: John 14:16-17

In the Gospel of John, Jesus foretells the coming of the Holy Spirit, promising His disciples a Helper who will abide with them forever. This promise lays the foundation for the transformative events that unfold on the day of Pentecost.

II. Preparation for the Promise: Acts 1:4

Before His ascension, Jesus instructs His disciples to wait in Jerusalem for the fulfillment of the Father's promise—the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. This period of waiting serves as a time of preparation and anticipation for the supernatural empowerment that is to come.

III. The Power to Witness: Acts 1:8

Jesus declares that upon receiving the Holy Spirit, His disciples will receive power to be His witnesses, not only in Jerusalem but also in Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. The Holy Spirit empowers believers to boldly proclaim the Gospel message and advance the kingdom of God.

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IV. The Fulfillment of the Promise at Pentecost: Acts 2:1-4

On the day of Pentecost, as the disciples are gathered together in prayer, the Holy Spirit descends upon them with power and authority, filling the entire house where they are sitting. They are baptized with the Holy Spirit, evidenced by tongues of fire resting upon each of them.

The Holy Spirit is poured out upon waiting disciples with sudden and dramatic impact. When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.  Acts 2: 1

They were filled with the Holy Spirit

One accord – being unanimous, having mutual consent, being in agreement, having one mind and purpose. 

One soul save, the whole heaven rejoice. 

Fullness of Time = God’s sovereign appointment of events in both space and time.

These 2 Scripture demonstrate these truth; God has specific dates and time on His Divine Calendar.

Acts 2:1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.  2And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 

    • These men were empowered to speak the Word of God boldly

    • Peter does in Chapter 2 and 3000 are saved!(Vs. 41)

V. Manifestations of the Holy Spirit: Acts 2:4-11

The outpouring of the Holy Spirit is accompanied by miraculous manifestations, including the disciples speaking in tongues as the Spirit enables them. This supernatural phenomenon attracts a diverse crowd of people from various nations, each hearing the Gospel proclaimed in their own language.

VI. Birth of the Church: Acts 2:41-42

As a result of Peter's powerful sermon and the conviction of the Holy Spirit, three thousand souls are added to the Church on the day of Pentecost. This marks the birth of the early Christian community, characterized by fellowship, devotion to the apostles' teaching, prayer, and the breaking of bread.

 The Promise of Pentecost Luke 24:49, Acts 1:5,8

  • Clothed with power
  • Clothed with the Spirit
  • Empowered by the Spirit

Peter preached to a group of people on the Day of Pentecost that had seen and heard infallible proof of the present power of God operating in the lives of His disciples. These were Jews that had come from various countries and regions to worship in Jerusalem and on this day, they heard believers speaking languages they had never learned, speaking about the “wonderful works of God” (Acts 2:11).

In shock, amazement (and also great fear of God’s judgment on their sins), they asked: “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” The answer Peter gave them then is the same answer that applies to every individual today:

Acts 2:38 NKJV … “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” 

Jesus promised to give the Holy Spirit to ALL believers. Without the Holy Spirit, the Church will be dead and unable to move. Acts 2: 1-4

VII. Fulfillment of Old Testament Prophecies: Joel 2:28-29

The events of Pentecost are a fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies, particularly the words of the prophet Joel, who foretold the outpouring of the Spirit upon all flesh. Pentecost serves as a tangible demonstration of God's faithfulness to His promises throughout history.

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As we commemorate the significance of Pentecost, let us be reminded of the enduring relevance and power of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church. Pentecost represents not only a historical event but also a continual reality for believers today. The same Spirit that empowered the early disciples is available to us, equipping us for witness, ministry, and service in the world. May we be filled afresh with the Holy Spirit, emboldened to proclaim the Gospel and advance God's kingdom with passion and conviction. May Pentecost ignite within us a fervent desire for spiritual renewal and a deeper dependence on the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

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